I’m so ready for 2016 to end. We lost so many heroes this past year. It seemed like every day there was news of a celebrity death. Bowie and Prince helped shape me. Carrie Fisher was a hero because she was so fearless, open, and badass. Rickman’s voice was silenced.
Death hit close to home, too. My big brother was a mystery and the reason I earned a yellow belt in karate. My pup Freddie was my baby. Did I mention how I held her on her first ride home?
What else? Health took a hit, wallet took another. And don’t get me started on election season.
There was good, too. I found some answers I needed. Teen Boy is a college freshman. Adult Girl earned her Associate Degree in Engineering Design Graphics. We installed a programmable thermostat and did not blow a fuse or burn the house down.
All in all, I’m just ready for the fresh start for the new year. How about you?
Here’s to a wonderful 2017. May it be healthier, happier, and better for all of us. Salud!